Monday, December 17, 2007

Arrest in AL Monument Defacement from SCV Tip


Arrest for Alabama Monument Desecration Results From Reward Tip

Elm Springs, Columbia, TN 17 Dec., 2007

A reward of $1,000 for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the perpetrator(s) of the desecration of the Confederate monument at the state capitol in Montgomery has led to the arrest of three 17 year old white juveniles according to the Montgomery Advertiser.

The reward was offered by the Alabama Division of the Sons of Confederate Veterans who led law enforcement officials to the alleged culprits after receiving a tip in response to the reward offer.

The hands and faces of Confederate soldiers depicted in the monument were painted black.

Much of the work in restoring the monument to its original state has been completed.

Christopher M.Sullivan, Commander-in-Chief of the Sons of Confederate Veterans said "We commend the members of the Alabama Division SCV, for their determination to bring those who are charged for this crime to justice. We also praise the work of the Alabama law agencies that followed every lead up to the arrests"

He continued "The SCV believes any act of damage to any monument or memorial honoring the memories of our history should be punished to the full extent of the law."


Story attached, Mullinax, Montgomery Advertiser, 16 December, 2007

Three teens charged in monument vandalism

Contact Information:

J. A. Davis, SCV Public and Media Relations Committee

770 297-4788